The LAPSSET Corridor Is China’s Latest Silk Road in East Africa
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The LAPSSET Corridor Is China’s Latest Silk Road in East Africa

IGAD’s Chinese-backed infrastructure projects will eventually create a regional version of Beijing’s vision for a Community of Common Destiny, one of the central philosophical tenets behind BRI. The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopian (LAPSSET) Transport Corridor in the northeastern Kenyan port of the same name received its first ships last Thursday. The project hasn’t yet been fully…

Newsweek Blows Lid Off American 60,000-person Strong “Secret Army”
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Newsweek Blows Lid Off American 60,000-person Strong “Secret Army”

An intensive two-year investigation by Newsweek that involved 600 resumes and 1,000 job postings, dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, and scores of interviews with participants and defense decision-makers, discovered that the American military is running a massive 60,000-person strong secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, but all part…

The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke
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The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke

Togo’s Growing Geostrategic Significance Most people across the world have never heard of the narrow West African state of Togo, or if they have, then they regard it as an impoverished and geostrategically insignificant country. While it’s true that Togo is among the poorest nations in the world, its geostrategic profile is rapidly raising as…

United States and Morocco Redraw Map of North African Territory
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United States and Morocco Redraw Map of North African Territory

There is a major effort underway to convince and coerce African and Asian nations to “normalize” relations with the State of Israel in exchange for promised United States financial, military and diplomatic assistance. The Kingdom of Morocco is the latest state in the Maghreb and West Asia to recognize Tel Aviv. In the case of…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERD) and the Quest for African Unity
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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERD) and the Quest for African Unity

Since November 4, the focus of the international community in their observations of the internal conflict in Ethiopia has largely been centered on the central government’s suppression of a rebellion against its authority in the northern region of Tigray. Within a matter of three weeks, the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had declared victory…